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Not seen these posted yet. Looks like we've got some new stuff coming up for Frostgrave's 2nd edition launch. First off, some sort of Resin and/or MDF terrain offering from Kromlech.

Teaser Video:




Annoucement: https://www.kromlech.eu/EN-H5/1/389/frostgrave-2nd-edition-collaboration.html


Second is the first expansion for 2nd edition called the Red King. Synopsis:

Fires rage throughout the Frozen City as an inhuman army pours out of the cracks between realities. In the distant past, a cabal of city elders sought to save their lives by making a pact with a demon prince. and now the Red King has come to collect what he is owed, claiming Frostgrave as his own. Many have already fled before the Red King's demonic hordes, while others seek to weather the storm, turning their bases into make makeshift fortresses. The wizards of Frostgrave must choose - do they stand and fight, or do they abandon this great repository of mystical knowledge to the ravages of unearthly fire?
The Red King is the first supplement designed for Frostgrave: Second Edition. In this sprawling, epic campaign, wizards will be pushed to their limits, fighting not only against one another and the perils of the Frozen City, but also against an invading army. As the Red King's power grows, the laws of magic and nature will start to bend. Can the wizards put aside their differences long enough to oppose this common foe, or will greed and mistrust doom them all?

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Terrain looks sweet!
   
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Great trailer!
   
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Terrain detail video launched




Love the bell tower
   
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Great stuff there from Kromlech / Tabletop Scenics,

I love the bell tower as well, and the ruined (wizards?) tower with the pentagram is pretty special too

(and I was just coming to post it as well)

 
   
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I hope Official doesn’t mean you have to use these. I just bought a 3D printer and have been going to town printing buildings and objectives for Frostgrave.

Gargoyles look terrible. There really is only so much you can do with laser cut MDF.

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 Theophony wrote:
I hope Official doesn’t mean you have to use these.


How could you possibly conclude that

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 Theophony wrote:
I hope Official doesn’t mean you have to use these.


Same as the official mat from Pworks in that this is a licenced tie in:

https://www.pworkwargames.com/en/gaming-mats/33-299--wargames-terrain-mat.html#/1-material-pvc_vinyl/6-size-3x3_92x92cm
   
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 Theophony wrote:
I hope Official doesn’t mean you have to use these. I just bought a 3D printer and have been going to town printing buildings and objectives for Frostgrave.
Osprey is not Greed Workshop. Also, how could Osprey enforce "Official" miniatures and terrain only? They don't have dedicated stores or host tournaments. So use what you like.

As for Frostgrave 2nd ed. Here are teasers for the new edition from the designer's blog.
Frostgrave: Second Edition – Rumour Mill 1
Frostgrave 2 – Wizards and Apprentices

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Yes, Frostgrave is famous as a game that lets you use any miniature you want, not the just the official one. I'm not sure why exactly this reputation is so strong. But it wouldn't be coherent to say "You can use any miniature you want, but don't even think of using unofficial terrain".

"Our fantasy settings are grim and dark, but that is not a reflection of who we are or how we feel the real world should be. [...] We will continue to diversify the cast of characters we portray [...] so everyone can find representation and heroes they can relate to. [...] If [you don't feel the same way], you will not be missed"
https://twitter.com/WarComTeam/status/1268665798467432449/photo/1 
   
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Exactly, the first edition rulebook even contained a bunch of pictures featuring miniatures from other companies (slightly converted Fireforge and Wargames Factory/Warlord Games figures from memory).

This is just a tie-in product that enables players to pick up some suitable terrain easily, while the Frostgrave branding will raise the visibility. And, by the looks of it, some of the terrain will be made with certain scenarios in mind (Silent Tower and the likes).

Anyway, looks pretty good, and wargame-friendly (pieces of various sizes, with higher and lower walls, elevations, all the things that help make skirmish games interesting). I like the style. Looks like the winter bits are all added too (the snow is three-dimensional, as are the icicles obviously), so should be good for warmer settings too.
   
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Terrain's up. Some nice stuff in there:
https://bitsofwar.com/157-frostgrave-official-terrain-series



   
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It looks like it is "official" in that the terrain is based on actual Frostgrave scenarios.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
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It's "official" in that it's licensed.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
It's "official" in that it's licensed.

 Easy E wrote:
It looks like it is "official" in that the terrain is based on actual Frostgrave scenarios.

While Lord Blackfang is correct in the business/legal sense, Easy E has the point much of the terrain is designed around specific scenarios from Frostgrave, such as The Silent Tower or the Living Museum. That makes playing said scenarios easier for newcomers to Frostgrave. I'm sure many of us improvised using whatever we had in our existing terrain collections.

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So what's the material of the terrain? Is it pre-coloured MDF?
I kinda can't find anything on this.


 
   
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Plain MDF (so you'll need to paint it yourself)

 
   
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Joe's published a new Devblog on how Soldiers work:

https://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/2020/06/frostgrave-2-soldiers.html

Looks like there'll be a limit on certain types
   
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Not surprising that the cheapest soldiers can now be hired for free after seeing that same system introduced in Ghost Archipelago, and it's a good one I think (haven't actually played it) - losing a few guys really sets you back, even more so as dragging treasure off the table also results in the loss of that figure for the rest of the game.

Limiting the specialists I'm not sure about; probably good for game balance, but as there is no soldier progression, it seems odd for a late-campaign warband to still be a few guys with good gear and a bunch of lowly thugs, rather than the better skilled and equipped bodyguard you would want for your wizard. Accumulation of gold will have to be slowed down too, unless there are other interesting things to spend your money on (and just buying piles of magic items doesn't feel right, after all the trouble you go through to find them).
   
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Same as Ghost Archipelago, no surprises there.

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 Coenus Scaldingus wrote:
Not surprising that the cheapest soldiers can now be hired for free after seeing that same system introduced in Ghost Archipelago, and it's a good one I think (haven't actually played it) - losing a few guys really sets you back, even more so as dragging treasure off the table also results in the loss of that figure for the rest of the game.

Limiting the specialists I'm not sure about; probably good for game balance, but as there is no soldier progression, it seems odd for a late-campaign warband to still be a few guys with good gear and a bunch of lowly thugs, rather than the better skilled and equipped bodyguard you would want for your wizard. Accumulation of gold will have to be slowed down too, unless there are other interesting things to spend your money on (and just buying piles of magic items doesn't feel right, after all the trouble you go through to find them).


Yeah, agreed. This seems to favour better game balance for one-off games or short campaigns, but in the long run I'm not sure what you are supposed to do with all the gold you acquire. With GA, I guess there was the "sailing home" tax so perhaps we will see something similar. Also, I'm not going to lie, I'm sad about the changes to Treasure Hunters. None of the other soldier types really stood out as being cool choices and now I guess the poor Treasure Hunter has joined them in my ambivalence

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He may have drastically reduced the gold you get as well. It was fairly easy to just build up gold especially with spells like create grimoire
   
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Confirmation about the upcoming box of Specialist Soldiers http://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.com/2020/07/frostgrave-2-scenarios.html
   
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So the gist of the specialist box is its guys in heavier armor. Fair enough. Combined with all the other northstar kits out there that should allow for plenty of unique looking guys.

Really curious what kinds of parts will be included to designate these guy as specialists over the regular frostgrave soldiers.

I know better quality soldiers like knights, archers, and treasure hunters are all considered specialists now.

I'm wondering if we'll see more esoteric parts on the sprue to make things like an apothecary, mystic, bard, or demon hunter.

We've got a lot of the basic gear already covered well enough on the regular soldier sprue, so I hope this one has a lot of flashy gear (possibly to help bling out wizards while we're at it)!

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
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I’d love to get some of the figs, but Miniaturemarket is always out of stock. I don’t want to have to pay to have them shipped from England if they could just supply enough through their distribution channels.

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I suspect that it may be MM underordering rather than them not making enough available

(have you tried Brigade Games in the USA as that's who they normally partner with for the Nickstarters ?)

 
   
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 Theophony wrote:
I’d love to get some of the figs, but Miniaturemarket is always out of stock. I don’t want to have to pay to have them shipped from England if they could just supply enough through their distribution channels.
MM isn't the best place to get them (they don't even carry the two newish wizard boxes). I've been ordering them off Amazon on the occasions that they have prime shipping - but they always come in crushed boxes because they package them in bubble envelopes, for some reason.

From what I understand, Brigade Games is the (main? official?) US distributor of North Star stuff. They don't just carry the plastics, but the metal minis as well, for the whole line. I ordered some Oathmark stuff last week and it shipped pretty quickly (should be arriving today). Unless something goes wrong, I don't have any complaints with the service and will probably make another order next month. North Star has some newer Oathmark stuff (like the light elf infantry and additional metal champions), so I'm hoping Brigade will get the newer stuff in by then.
   
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I usually order through my FLGS to support them, and they seem to have problems getting or keeping Frostgrave in stock. Guess I better put in a special order soon..

   
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More Frostgrave second edition info. This time a bit about scenarios in the new edition, a d a new kit for the better soldiers..

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It’s July and that means that Frostgrave: Second Edition comes out next month! Under normal circumstances, I would have a copy of the book by now, as advances would have been air-freighted to the Osprey office. However, at the moment, there is no one at home at the Osprey office, and no central location where such advances can be sent, so I have to wait for the ship to arrive and the books to get into the warehouse. I’ll keep you updated.

Another bit of news, I know a lot of people have asked about a Nickstarter. Unfortunately, there will not be a Nickstarter this time around. Believe me, North Star would love to do one, but with their reduced staff and the reduced reliability at every step in the supply chain, it just isn’t feasible at the moment. On the other hand, the plan is to have a new plastic box set available at the same time as book – Specialist Soldiers! This will look a bit like the original Soldiers box set, except it features soldiers in heavier armour. I’ve seen the previews, it’s gonna be good!

So, back to the book. When I first started work on Frostgrave 2, my plan was to create ten new scenarios to replace the ones in the original. However, as I was working on it, I started to see how good those original scenarios were for introducing the game to new players. Some of them have been played so many times, they have become classics. So instead, I decided I would update them slightly for the new edition, but otherwise leave all ten in there. However, that didn’t feel quite right either, as I didn’t feel like I was providing enough for players who have already supported the game. So, in the end, I wrote ten new scenarios as well.

Since those first ten scenarios are mainly there to introduce the game, I felt freer to make the new ten more complex and to really show off some of the weird, wonderful, and wild things you can do with the game. So, now your wizards and their warbands can test their mettle in: The Orb, The Summoning Bell, The Right Hand the Left Hand, The Ice Storm, The Treasure Phantasmal, The Mine Cart, The Lock Box, The Steam Vents, The Swirling Mist, and The Mine Field…

Hopefully these will provide hours of gaming fun for new players and veterans alike!
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